Heroes

“Me n Martha”

“Me n’ Martha”: Lt. Ellis’s A-2 Jacket By: Katherine Hill Lt. Sydney Clyde Ellis (his family called him Clyde) was born in Texas, but he sought his fortune in Illinois when he…

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Medal of Honor – 2LT. William Metzger

William Metzger enlisted at Toledo, Ohio, Oct. 5, 1942, and served at Camp Perry, Ohio, and Camp Young, Calif., with ordnance battalions before becoming an aviation cadet in March 1943. He trained…

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Medal of Honor – Lt. Donald Gott

Donald Gott joined the Enlisted Reserve Corps as a private at Hartford, Conn. in September 1942, and reported for active duty the following March. He took flight training at fields in California…

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